Rumble Fish - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

After Steve has to go home, Rusty-James stops by his girlfriend Patty's place. Her mother works nights as a nurse, so Patty has to baby-sit her little brothers. Patty is upset with Rusty-James, though he can tell it is not for coming by when her mother is gone, as she says. He has been to the lake with Smokey recently, and she asks if there were girls there. Rusty-James says no, which pacifies her. They make out for a while, and then Rusty-James falls asleep. It is seven-thirty when he wakes up, and he is supposed to fight Biff at eight. This upsets Patty again, who reminds him that he promised he would not fight anymore. Rusty-James again soothes her, by telling her he loves her and reminding her that she's a hellcat, too, having gone after another girl with a broken bottle for flirting with him...

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